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Mammoth makeovers

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    - RED K PHOTOGRAPHY
    Residential Kitchen Under $40,000 Davis Properties and Building Company rearranged the space in this south Charlotte kitchen, added recessed and under-counter lighting, replaced the dated appliances with stainless steel upgrades and opened up the area overlooking the den.
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    - NARI
    Before photo of kitchen makeover, under $40,000
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    - URBAN BUILDING GROUP
    Entire House Remodel over $1 Million Urban Building Group transformed this traditional ranch-style house in Charlotte’s Canterbury neighborhood to create a remarkable two-story home. Only the footprint and the chimney placement remained the same. Everything else – including, of course, the exterior and landscaping, changed.
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    - NARI
    Million dollar makeover before photo.

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  • 2013 NARI Contractor of the Year awards

    Residential Kitchen Under $40,000

    Davis Properties & Building Company

    Team Member – Roby Electric

    Residential Kitchen $40,000 - $80,000

    Urban Building Group

    Residential Kitchen $80,000 - $120,000 (Tie)

    DP Contracting & Consulting

    Team Members: Harkey Tile and Stone, Marsh Kitchens, Hughes Supply

    Distinctive Design Build Remodel

    Residential Kitchen Over $120,000

    Andrew Roby

    Team Member – Charlotte In-Vironments

    Residential Bath Under $30,000

    Urban Building Group

    Residential Bath $30,000 - $60,000

    Urban Building Group

    Residential Bath Over $60,000

    DiFabion Remodeling

    Team – Ferguson Enterprises

    Interior Renovations Under $100,000

    DiFabion Remodeling

    Team Member – Ferguson Enterprises

    Residential Interior $100,000 and Over

    DeRhodes Construction

    Residential Interior Element

    Guthmann Construction

    Residential Addition Under $100,000

    Palmer Custom Builders

    Residential Addition $100,000 - $250,000

    Schultz Custom Homes & Remodeling

    Residential Addition Over $250,000

    Guthmann Construction

    Residential Exterior Under $100,000

    Metro GreenScape

    Residential Exterior $100,000 and Over

    Metro GreenScape

    Residential Exterior Specialty

    Metro GreenScape

    Team Member – HHGregg/Fine Lines

    Entire House Under $250,000

    Urban Building Group

    Entire House $250,000 - $500,000

    Guthmann Construction

    Entire House Over $1,000,000

    Urban Building Group

    Commercial Interior

    Simonini Custom Homes



The Charlotte chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) recently celebrated its own with awards to contractors in 20 categories, plus a first-ever “Best in Show” award for design excellence.

Local NARI chapter director Mike Waite said many of this year’s 55 project entries represented the growing trend of “aging in place” – the concept of homeowners making practical and strategic changes to homes they hope to live in for many years to come.

“We’re seeing people planning ahead for retirement,” says Waite. “They have no desire to move, so they’re making very creative and stylish changes to make their houses more livable both now and in the future. Remodeling may involve changing the heights of countertops and toilets, adding hand rails, widening doorways – and doing these things before they have to. That’s a big market in our industry right now.”

Judges for the competition, which culminated at a Nov. 15 banquet at the Sheraton Hotel Uptown, were Bill Saint, president and CEO, Classica Homes LLC; Tim Bagwell, T. Bagwell Interiors; and John Jackovich, Grande Custom Homes, all of Charlotte. None are members of NARI.

Emily Hedrick

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